Birth Place Matching "Switzerland" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | Dr. No
The quintessential jet-set Euro starlet, Ursula Andress was born in the Swiss canton of Berne on March 19, 1936, one of six children in a strict German Protestant family. Although often seeming icily aloof, a restless streak early demonstrated itself in her personality, and she had an impetuous ...
2. Kat Graham
Actress | How It Ends
Kat Graham is a music artist, actress and producer, known for her starring role on the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries (2009).
Graham was born Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham in Geneva, Switzerland, and speaks four languages - English, Spanish, French, and Hebrew. Her father, Joseph, is a ...
3. Sandra Hess
Actress | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Sandra Hess was born in Zurich, Switzerland. She began modeling and working on television commercials when she was just 15. After completing high school, she entered the University of Zurich to study law but quickly decided it wasn't the right direction for her. She came alone to the US to pursue ...
4. Bruno Ganz
Actor | Der Untergang
Bruno Ganz was an acclaimed Swiss actor who was a prominent figure in German language film and television for over fifty years. He is internationally renowned for portraying Adolf Hitler in the Academy Award-nominated film Downfall (2004).
Ganz was born in Zürich, to a Swiss mechanic father and a ...
Actor | Atomic Blonde
Daniel Bernhardt was born on the 31st August 1965 in Worblaufen, Bern in Switzerland. After finishing high school, he studied architectural design for four years and graduated in Bern. At the same time he opened a martial arts school with his brother. After completing his studies, Daniel moved to ...
6. Sofia Milos
Actress | CSI: Miami
Sofia Milos has over 237 hours of television on the air, as well as on film. She starred opposite David Caruso on the international hit show CSI: Miami as, Yelina Salas, sister-in-law and impossible love of Horatio Caine, from season 1 to season 8 (2003-2010).
Starred as Homeland Security Agent ...
7. Kate Burton
Actress | Big Trouble in Little China
Kate Burton earned her bachelor's degree in Russian studies and European history at Brown University in Rhode Island; she was also on the board of Production Workshop, one of the University's student theater groups. She furthered her education by studying at Yale University School of Drama, she ...
Actor | Queen of the Damned
Soulful, exotic-looking leading man Vincent Perez is known for his grand and glossy French pictures, exuding a sexy stare and irresistible charm that has swept Gallic women off their feet for over two decades. He was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, to a German mother and a Spanish businessman father...
10. David Bennent
Actor | Legend
David Bennent is the son of actor Heinz Bennent and former dancer Diane Mansart. His sister Anne is also an actress. David was born September 9, 1966 in Lausanne, Switzerland and has lived in Germany and France as well. He has worked throughout the world. At the age of 11, he portrayed Oskar ...
11. Marthe Keller
Actress | Marathon Man
Marthe Keller was born on January 28, 1945 in Basel, Switzerland. She studied ballet as a child but stopped after a skiing accident at age 16. She changed to acting, and worked in Berlin at the Schiller Theatre and the Berliner Ensemble.
Keller's earliest film appearances were in Funeral in Berlin (...
Cinematographer | Interstellar
Hoyte Van Hoytema was born in Horgen, Switzerland. Van Hoytema is a Dutch-Swedish director of photography known for his work on The Fighter (2010), Her (2013), Interstellar (2014), and Dunkirk (2017). Van Hoytema always wanted to be a filmmaker, therefore he wished to attend a film school in The ...
13. Mario Adorf
Actor | Der große Bellheim
Mario Adorf, a tell-tale name indeed. Mario calls to mind the actor's Italian roots (his father was a Calabrian surgeon) whereas Adorf reveals his German origins (his mother was a radiologist from the German region Eifel). As for the full name Mario Adorf it echoes to perfection the international ...
16. Baris Arduç
Actor | Kiralik Ask
Baris Arduç is a Turkish television and film actor. Arduç was born in Switzerland on 9 October 1987, including his father, Erol Arduç, and his mother, Gülay Arduç. His paternal family of Albanian immigrants. His maternal is from Artvin. He has two brothers. At the age of 8, Baris Arduç moved to ...
19. Edoardo Ponti
Director | Between Strangers
Edoardo Ponti was born on January 6, 1973 in Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. He is a director and writer, known for Between Strangers (2002), Human Voice (2014) and The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars (2012). He has been married to Sasha Alexander since August 11, 2007. They have two children.
20. Anatole Taubman
Anatole Taubman was born in Zurich, Switzerland and is of Russian-Polish-Slovakian-Austrian-and-former-East-Prussian blood. In 1991 he made his baccalauréat at the renowned Gymnasium of the Benedictine boarding school of the monastery Einsiedeln and in 1994 he graduated from the reputable ...
Actress | Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss
Annemarie Düringer was born on November 26, 1925 in Basel, Switzerland. She was an actress, known for Veronika Voss (1982), The Devil Strikes at Night (1957) and Before Sundown (1956). She died on November 26, 2014 in Baden, Lower Austria, Austria.
22. Maria Friedman
Born March 19th, 1960 in Switzerland. The third child (of four) to musical parents, Leonard a violinist and co-founder of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and Claire, a concert Pianist, and opera coach. All the children played piano as well, but brother Richard is a violinist and conductor of all ...
25. Sonja Kinski
Actress | Diamond on Vinyl
Sonja Kinski is a model and actress of American nationality. She is the daughter of actress Nastassja Kinski and producer Ibrahim Moussa, and granddaughter of actor Klaus Kinski.
Kinski was born in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 2, 1986.
Her film debut was All God's Children Can Dance (2008). She also...
26. Oliver Tobias
Actor | King Arthur, the Young Warlord
A remote and rather prevailing sullenness has only enhanced the mystique and charisma found in dashingly handsome Oliver Tobias, who has enjoyed over a three decade-long career on stage, screen and TV. Born Oliver Tobias Freitag in Zurich, Switzerland on August 6, 1947, he was the son of Swiss ...
Producer | Ancient Aliens
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is the director of Erich von Däniken's center for ancient alien astronaut research, The Archaeology, Astronautics and SETI Research Association (A.A.S. R.A.), and presents himself as an expert in his numerous documentaries. However, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos has no qualifications or...
30. Yangzom Brauen
Director | Station 19
Yangzom was born and raised in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. Completing her studies in Europe's prestigious University of Theater and Music in Bern, she started working in independent theater projects in Switzerland and Germany. Shortly thereafter, she was cast and guest-starred in a well-known...
31. Emil Jannings
Actor | The Last Command
His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Passion (1919) and Quo Vadis? (1924), followed by The Last Laugh (1924)(aka The Last ...
32. Michel Simon
Actor | Le quai des brumes
The son of a sausage-maker, Michel Simon was conscripted into the Swiss Army at the start of World War I, but was thrown out through a combination of tuberculosis and general insubordination. He was variously a boxer, photographer, general handyman and right-wing anarchist, finally becoming a stage...
35. Pasquale Aleardi
Actor | Resident Evil
Pasquale Aleardi was born in 1971 in Switzerland. After graduating high school he studied at the Zurich University of the Arts between 1992 and 1995. During that time he was cast for his first lead in the feature film "Jazz" (1993, directed by Daniel Helfer). Since 1995 Pasquale Aleardi has been ...
39. Sophie Huber
Director | Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
Sophie Huber was born in 1971 in Bern, Switzerland. She is an actress and director, known for Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018), Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012) and Make My Day (2004). She has been married to Cherry Jones since 2015.
42. H.R. Giger
Art Department | Alien
H.R. Giger was born on February 5, 1940 in Chur, Switzerland as Hans Rudolf Giger. He is known for his work on Alien (1979), Aliens (1986) and Alien vs. Predator (2004). He was married to Carmen Maria Scheifele and Mia Bonzanigo. He died on May 12, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.
44. Paul Hubschmid
Actor | Bagdad
The son of an accountant, Paul Hubschmid was born, raised and schooled in Schoenenwerd, Switzerland. He trained for an acting career at the Max Reinhardt Seminar of Dramatic Art in Vienna and first appeared on stage at the Vienna Volkstheater in 1937. His motion picture debut took place the ...
Actor | Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Panos Mouzourakis is a professional singer and actor, born in Zurich, Switzerland, of Greek heritage.
In 2005 he participated in the theatrical play "Acharnis" directed by Dionisis Savopoulos, which toured around Greece, Cyprus, Vienna and the International Forum in Tokyo.
His first appearance in a ...
47. Christianne Hirt
Actress | The Accused
An award winning actress and screenwriter, Christiane has over 30 years of professional experience in the film and television industry. She is co-founder of Company of Rogues Actors' Studio (Calgary, AB) and founder of Rogues West in Vancouver, BC. Christiane has garnered national recognition, ...
Producer | Cloudstreet
For 35 years, Sean Ferrer has worked in all aspects of motion picture development, production, post-production and marketing. After taking a short sabbatical to create the Audrey Hepburn Children's' Fund, Sean completed directing and producing a one-man feature documentary titled, Racehoss (2001). ...
49. Julian Schaffner
Actor | Singularity
Julian Schaffner was born in Zurich, Switzerland to Janet Bako Schaffner and Beat Schaffner. He has one sibling, Jil Schaffner, who is older. His parents are both Swiss, although his mother has Iraqi-Assyrian roots. When Julian was six years old, his parents sent him to acting classes in Aventura ...
Actress | Singularity
Jeannine Wacker is Swiss by birth but as of November 2017 resides in Berlin. She is multi-lingual, speaking German, French and English. She has studied in several places including the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York which she attended under an international scholarship. She also ...